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Butler County Commumty College 

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a student publication made by the last of the free thinkers 

Art Production 

Vanessa Whiteside 
Tim Donnelley 
Dawn Spencer 


Nick Garner 
Karyn Haines 
Brandon Unrein 
Stephanie Ross 


Justin Hayworth 
Sabrina Steinke 


Dave Kratzer 

cover design by Jeff Cooper and Tim Donnelley 

cover photo by Jeff Cooper 

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Cutler County Community College 
301 South Haverhill Road 
El Dorado, Kansas 67042-3280 

TOC . the Grizzly 

Off the cuff... 

We finally got here! This magazine has seen 

drastic changes since its birth in fall of 1995. Through 

the evolution of the mag we've changed printers, twice, 

our advisor was on sabbatical for a semester, and we've 

seen a constant influx of working staff. We searched 

our souls looking for identity, (our own and the 

publication's) and I think we've at least found a good 

one for the magazine. This is where I wanted the 

publication to be all year, stories, design, and art. 

Stories that mean something to students, the trials and 

tribulations of every day commuting. Stories that look 

at what really happens at those come one, come all 

house parties here in El Dorado. In case you ever 

wondered what our mascot's purpose is, see the 

historical account of our school symbol. Engaging in 

social and environmental issues, Vanessa Whiteside 

analyzes the use of hemp as a fiber source. This is 

something we in the publishing business must be 

cognizant of since we are on fiber medium. Editorials 

tackle affairs that should matter to students. Ryan 

Wright speaks of the administration's policies to parent 

us and student complacency, keeping Butler from being 

all it can be. Art and design that compliment the story, 

but tell their own tale. When the light dims, shadows 

become obscure and black. Shutter speeds slow, 

allowing motion to blur. 1 have tried to tell stories 

through photographs at this mysterious threshold that 

leaves part of the world unseen. After a year of hard 

work, and sometimes struggle with computers, printing 

companies, advisors, administrators, fellow students 

and staff, we got to this point. I am proud to say I've 

had a hand in the evolution of The Grizzly magazine. 

Where it will go from here, only time will tell. 

Jeff Cooper,Editor 

Production Notes 

Volume II, Issue 3 of the Grizzly magazine was produced by the Grizzly staff and printed by Mennonite Press, Inc. 
Newton Kan. Denise Siemens was the Mennonite Press sales representative. 

This 48-page magazine was designed using 1 1 Apple Power Macintosh computers version 7100/80 along with one 
Apple Color One Scanner. Software that was used to produce the magazine includes: Aldus Pagemaker 5.0, Adobe 
Photoshop 3.0, and Microsoft Word 6.0. 1 . Copy was printed on LaserWriters II and 16/600 with the entire product being 
submitted on two iomega Zip disks. 

Any inquiries about Volume II, Issue 3 of the Grizzly should be addressed to the Editor, Grizzly Magazine, Butler 
County Community College, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., Room 104, El Dorado, Kan. 67042. 


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Unrein at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, Kan. 

Clinton offers some of the best technical 

riding in the state. 

Photo by Jeff Cooper 

pring fever is here! It's time to 
come out of winter's hibernation 
and get outside to enjoy Kansas 
spring weather. For some, that means pull- 
ing out, lubing up the mountain bikes and 
preparing to hit the trails. From long dis- 
tance endurance rides, to fast steep down- 
hill descents, there are few things that can 
compare to the thrill and excitement of 
mountain biking. 

"Riding is kind of like sex. It's 
the thrill of the whole experience that 
makes it so enjoyable," according to rider 
Carl Bailey. 

Nearby Kansas trails let the rider 
experience some of the most scenic land 
anywhere. Every so often, mountain bik- 
ers must stop, catch their breath, and sim- 
ply take in the beauty of nature. After all, 
there's a lot to gaze upon when you're 
not dodging roots and rocks and other rid- 

ers. And every trail gives the rider 
something to reflect upon when sur- 
rounded by a variety of wildlife, trees, 
plant life, and unique landscapes. 
Riding the trails gives people a chance 
to get out and see nature in a way most 
do not. It is not necessary to be a thrill- 
seeking, death-defying speedracer to 
enjoy mountain biking. The thrill-seek- 
ing side of mountain biking is an added 

"I get a big kick out of moun- 
tain biking because I love to be out- 
doors and riding fast," says Grizzly 
editor in chief and mountain bike fa- 
natic Jeff Cooper. "I like to see every- 
thing zipping by my head. I love to feel 
the rush while riding at extreme speed." 

It's a complete and extreme 
rush when a rider speeds through a 
downhill descent as fast as his pedal- 

ing legs will allow. Extreme riding is 
all about being a little out of control. 
When flying downhill through the trees 
and seeing an abrupt turn up ahead, 
your mind says SLOOOOOOW 
DO WN ! ! ! However, there is an excite- 
ment bug or something from deep 
down within that screams FASTER! 
FASTER! FASTER! The adrenaline 
starts flowing and all senses are at 
their peak, knowing that any slight mis- 
take could result in wearing trees. 
When you make it, you get this little 
tingling feeling inside, knowing what 
you have accomplished. If you don't, 
well, you may be picking bark out of 
your teeth for a while. It is a part of 
riding that every rider has to deal with, 
but riders can't let the fear of accidents 
control their ride. The goal of riding is 
to keep wipeouts to a minimum. "I hope 

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to have fun without eatin' it," says El 
Dorado sophomore and rider Brad 

In early March the Grizzly staff 
rounded up a handful of Butler students 
for a ride at Santa Fe lake. The riders 
were: Carl Bailey (a.k.a. Crazy Carl); 
Brad Newby, Paul Bethel, Jeff Cooper, 
and myself participated in the ride. We 
all met at the lake at three o'clock; we 
did some last minute bike repairs before 
we hit the trails. Then, we headed to the 
trails behind the dam at the lake. One by 
one, we blazed up and down steep hills, 
around sharp turns, and through water 
and mud. It felt like I was riding a roller 
coaster, except, this time I was in con- 
trol of steering. As we were blazing 
through the trails, it did not take us long 
to find ourselves covered in a little mud 

"Kansas trails have mud, whereas 
Utah, California, Arizona, New Mexico, 
other places where I have ridden, simply 
don't have that much. I like to go down there 
and get sloppy," says Cooper. 

At the bottom of the first hill was 
a small stream to cross. And when we ran 
through it, water and mud exploded every- 
where, just like shrapnel from a bomb. 
Some of the valleys were completely mud- 
infested. As we continued to ride, Crazy 
Carl had his eye on one particular jump the 
whole time, and it was not an ordinary jump 
either. He thought of jumping off a cliff at 
least 20 feet high into a small creek below 
the cliff. Carl walked up to the edge of the 
cliff and thought to himself, "It was a long 
way down but I am going to do it no matter 
what as long as the creek is deep enough." 
He then climbed down into the water to 

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Ryan Wright ft L a s t of the Free Thinkers 

In America we have certain inalienable rights that 
are guaranteed to us by the Constitution. Of those rights, 
the number one right is the right to free speech. 

This freedom is supposed to be guaranteed to all 
Americans. However, on this campus it is not. The only area 
that there is true freedom of speech, and it still comes with 
restrictions, is the student publications. It is this freedom 
that allows me to sit here and write this column. It is also 
that freedom which allows the Lantern to misspell words, 
and have grammatical errors, but nevertheless, the freedom 
is there. 

However, don't think for a minute that certain 
members of the administration would not like to censor us. 
Fortunately there are still some souls who have come in 
from the backwoods enough to realize that censorship can 
not be tolerated. Through this column I hope to point out 
some "little gray areas" for which this campus is quickly 
becoming known. 

1 ) Having freedom of speech in this public college 
is not the case for the typical student. For instance, let's say 
that a student needs a ride home or they need a roommate. 
At any other college in the state you would be allowed to 
put up a note or two on a bulletin board, but that is not the 
story here at Butler. Students are not allowed to put up any 
information without first getting the permission and "stamp" 
(literally) of permission from the vice-president for student 
services, Bill Rinkenbaugh. 

The thought of even having to use a stamp to put 
up information is unimaginable, and unacceptable. This cam- 
pus is filled with public buildings that have been paid for 
with public funds, yours and mine included. What this re- 
ally means is that Rinkenbaugh doesn't have enough real 
work to do, which would keep him busy like his counter- 
parts at other state schools. 

2) As a student and an American, it is policies like 
these that insult me and my intelligence, and it should insult 
yours. It was not so long ago that the Lantern wrote about 
gun control. In response they received letters both pro and 
con to the argument. Well, students where are your letters 
of complaint now? The truth is that students on this campus 
have been complacent for too long. 

While not everything has to be a federal case, le- 
gitimate cases like these must be fought. That is what "Gen- 

eration X 1 ' is all about. Plus, if you forgot, this is what col- 
lege is all about: sharing learning and experiencing life. It is 
about meeting people you don't understand and learning 
what makes them different from you. It is about asking ques- 
tions regarding who you are and who you want to be and 
finding out the answers. ..good or bad. It is college and it is 
youth and it is challenging authority in a constructive man- 
ner and making change happen. 

3) Do you care, fellow students, that our fees have 
been raised for next year? While it is only a few dollars, and 
many of us are on scholarship, the trustees have been rais- 
ing tuition a few dollars each year for nearly a decade. It is 
to the point now where we pay some of the highest fees in 
the state. Plus, as one of my wise instructors said, "..if you 
are selling a product and your sales go down, you don't 
raise the price of the product. Trim your budget and lower 
the price or make due." That statement seems pretty logical 
to me. But do our well established trustees know this? No, 
probably not. 

I have digressed, but the point I am trying to make 
is that the growth process cannot occur if you have an over- 
bearing administration and a complacent student body. If 
you are scared of "free thinking" then you are ignorant of 
the American ideal. 

This is why I have chosen to write about some of 
our school's interesting and questionable policies. The re- 
sponse I receive is that I am against the administration. This 
is not true. But if being "against" the administration is what 
it takes, then you may continue to think that way and let the 
cards fall where they may. Put simply this is not true, and I 
would favor an open forum for students to discuss with ad- 
ministrators their concerns. If you are committing crimes 
against the Constitution, however, then you are out of line 
and I will tell you. 

4) Let's look at some public official's for a minute, 
Dan McFadden. Well, let's just say that he has the job we 
all are looking for. He receives free room and board for his 
family, and all he has to do is walk around and keep the 
dorms "under control." Is it fair to place our foreign speak- 
ing students with the scum of Butler dorms, so they could 
not possibly enjoy a safe and secure learning environment, 
that might I add they paid dearly for? Is it fair to let students 
tear up the buildings and make the janitors come through 

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and have to clean it up? Oh, isn't it also against the fire code 
for beds to be out in the hallways blocking them from easy 
passage should a fire break out? Probably. Of course all of 
these things are wrong but to think that they don't happen is 
foolish. Perhaps, what is more foolish is thinking that Bill 
Rinkenbaugh would do his job and correct them. Why rock 
the boat if you live off it? 

5) It would be nice if Rinkenbaugh would address 
these problems, but he is too busy conducting bogus investi- 
gations that lead nowhere. Much like the investigation into 
the phone card fiasco. Let's see... they admitted it, the season 
is over, but you still don't have enough information. ..Hey 
Bill, ever thought about working on an independent counsel 
for the government? 

6) Anyway, about two months ago, 1 was 
rollerblading through campus enjoying our beautifully mani- 
cured lawns, when out of the blue came the free thinking 
police. Yep, security was on the case. At first I didn't know 
what to think of it, I mean we actually have security. I wasn't 
sure we had security officials who were allowed to do any- 
thing but ticket cars and watch basketball games from the 
stands where Kay Rice, head security, has been known to 
reside from time to time. 

Apparently, I was breaking another "school policy" 
or something like that. I innocently inquired about this policy 
because as you may know rollerblading is allowed at all of 
the major schools of higher education, except this one, and 1 
use the term loosely. 

Now security was only doing its job in coming down 
to break up my fun, but was Spanish instructor Marsha 
Mawhirter doing her job when she called security? Accord- 
ing to Ted Albright, she was the instmctor who called to in- 
form security of the rollerbladers. Apparently, Mawhirter, 
for whatever reason, had enough free time on her hands be- 
tween busy classes to make these phone calls. Perhaps with 
the extra money we receive, the school will add another Span- 
ish class so Mawhirter doesn't have to be troubled by these 
little happenings. 

7) The point of this all goes back to freedom or lack 
thereof, on this campus. If Butler wasn't so busy being our 
parents and were more concerned with the quality of our 
education, then maybe our enrollment numbers wouldn't be 
down. If we needed parents around 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week, then we would still be in high school. 

I really only have this to say to the powers that be: 
if you outlaw rollerblades, then only outlaws will own 
rollerblades. Stop with the insanity and just do your jobs, 
and to quote Pink Floyd, "leave us kids alone!" 

So to all of you administrators and instructors who 
take your jobs too seriously, just do us all a favor and get a 
dog or a gold fish. That way you can take out all of your 
frustrations due to not having lives and become more ful- 
filled as a person. This will, in turn, help your personalities 
and I wouldn't be surprised if our "numbers" might just start 
going up again. Remember, students FIRST. 

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check how deep it was. The creek was 
only about two feet deep. After pon- 
dering in deep thought Bailey finally 
said, "What the hell, I'll jump it." 

Right before jumping, Bailey 
said, "I was just going over the steps and 
making sure my front end was up when 
I came off the dirt so I wouldn't do a 
somersault and break my neck. It was 
like the calm before the storm when I 
was sitting up there." Then he was ready 
to go and said to himself, "Ah #&%$, 
here we go, and I just took off." Bailey 
picked up good speed before the cliff. 
He reached the edge and lifted up on 
the bars pulling his front tire up, launch- 
ing him in the air. 

"It felt like I was in the air for 
probably a minute. It seemed like I was 
never coming down," says Bailey. He 
stayed on his bike the whole way down 
and into the water, where he and his bike 
disappeared behind the wall of water 
created by the splash landing. Suddenly, 
he jumped up screaming YEEEAAHH!! 
Quickly patting himself down to make 
sure he was not hurt. Carl then looked 
down to see his tire floating in the wa- 
ter. He picked up his bike and saw that 
the steel fork holding his tire in place 
had snapped completely in half. Bailey 
grabbed both the bike and the loose tire 
and lifted them above his head like he 
had just won the Stanley Cup. 

"I was on such an adrenaline 
high that I couldn't feel the water. It 
felt like it was 80 degrees (It was prob- 
ably closer to 40 degrees). Even 30 min- 
utes to an hour later, I still couldn't feel 
anything. I was on such a high. You 
could not compare it to any kind of high. 
I mean I have smoked weed, drank beer, 
and I've had adrenaline highs, but that 
took the cake," says Bailey. 


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ost Butler students know the rou- 

Up before the sun. Shower, throw 
on some clothes^ then out the door to warm 
up the car and scrape the ice on the wind- 
shield before making the drive to the El 
Dorado campus. 

Commuting becomes a way of life 
for the majority of students taking classes 
here. Some students spend as much as two 
hours a day in their cars, guiding that one- 
ton missile down the turnpike, passing the 
time listening to music, putting on their 
makeup, praying, meditating, eating and 
reading. Reading? Yes, reading. 

"I try to catch up on my reading 
when I'm driving down the turnpike," says 
Wichita sophomore Arlene Taylor. "Or I try 
to refresh myself with the material that my 
teacher assigned that he's going to be lec- 
turing about as soon as I get there." 

OK. That's not a learning icch- 
nique that Butler instructors endorse, but a 
casual observer — a commuter himself — has 
noticed more than a few Butler su u\ I 
reading books and newspapers as the hi: 
by in their cars. 
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on average. That's a lot of miles: 79,200 
miles a day, or 396,000 miles a week, or a 
whopping 6.7 million miler < 

Whew! That's a lot of lire tr 

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gasoline, and spend a collective 43 d- 
cooped up in their cars. 

"I never thought about it that way," 
says Wichita freshman Mike McClanahan, 
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Commuters must brave the elements in order to complete their 

daily trek to school. Snow and ice made conditions even more 

difficult on the already dangerous Towanda Avenue. 

Photos by Jeff Cooper 


Commuters blast through the K-Tag lane 
at th§ east Wichita Turnpike interchange. Drivers 
spend more than $400,000 a semester 6rt gasoline 
just to commute to the world of academia. 
Photos by Jeff Cooper 

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who lives on the west side of the big Sedgwick County city. "All I 
know is that I drive about 45 miles one way to El Dorado, and by the 
time I leave my front door and find a parking space at school, it takes 
about an hour." 

Like a lot of traditional students who commute, McClanahan 
listens to T-95, or he pops in a CD. "I've got to have something to wake 
me up. I've got an 8 o' clock class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 
that hour I've gotta crank it up to get me going." 

Eureka sophomore Sean Thornton can't pickup a "good sta- 
tion" like T-95 until he gets within a few miles of El Dorado's east city 
limit, so he relies on his CD player, too. He estimates that he drives 
about 80 miles a day, five days a week. After four semesters Thornton 
reckons he's put about 5,440 miles on his car. 

"Most of the time, it seems like I 
sleep the entire trip to school," he laughs. "I've 
gotten to where 1 don't even remember how I 
got there, I've driven it so much." 

Nontraditional students might take 
it easy on T-95 and tune in NPR and All Things 
Considered, or get in some "reading" of another sort. "I rent books on 

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tape at Dillons for 49 cents," reports Jim Bonewitz, who drives 
each day from Newton. "As much time as I spend 
in the car, I thought, why not invest in some self- 

Then there's the matter of eating. If one 
spends so much time in the car, a growling stom- 
ach is going to demand attention sooner or later. 
Breakfast, you know. 

"We stop at mcDonald's every morning," says Wendy Wil- 
liams, a sophomore from Valley Center who carpools with her 
buddy, Jami Ahsmachter, who is also a sophomore from Valley 

"A good day begins when you don't spill your coffee or 
have your breakfast spill down the front of your shirt," Ahsmachter 
smiles. "That's what happened to me a few times, then you've got 
to walk into class with big stains all over you. The day just kind of 
goes downhill from there." 

One of the first necessities that Herington freshman Matt 
McKown invested in when he enrolled at Butler last fall was one 
of those car travel centers that fits on the console and holds drinks. 



'The first day I drove to El Dorado, I spilled a 44-ounce Pepsi 
ill over the car when I hit a bump, so I knew I had to get some- 
hing to avoid the spills." 

One of the first necessities Douglass freshman Steve 
fenks invested in when he started commuting to El Dorado was 
i good set of jumper cables. "My car isn't so dependable, so I 
leed all the help I can get." 

"Most of the time it 

seems like I sleep the 

entire trip to school. I've 

gotten to where I don't 

even know how I got 

there, I've driven it so 


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Live from Butler County Community College, it's the Cam- 
pus Edge television news show and 88. 1 FM. Every weekday 
you can tune to 88. 1 FM to hear upstart D.J.s playing music, talking 
about current issues, or hear a basketball or baseball game... if you're 
near the campus athat is. 

The college radio station can only broadcast in a quarter mile 
radius. The television station, the Campus Edge, produces a half hour 
news show every other Friday. The show airs on Monday and Tues- 
day at 8 pm on cable channel 49. The radio and TV stations offer 
students unique opportunities that they can't get anywhere else. Both 
classes give students the experience of hands-on training. 

Now they can do more. Recently, the Radio/TV branch of 
the Department of Mass Communications received permission from 
the board of trustees to purchase new equipment for an audio produc- 
tion studio, a television studio and an editing bay. 

"All the equipment purchased is somewhere in the neigh- 
borhood of $35,000," reports Lance Hayes, radio and television in- 
structor. "This new equipment will be a good foundation for Butler's 

In the not-to-distant past, TV students had to use the Media 
Resource Center's facilities. The only piece of equipment that be- 
longed to them was a consumer-type video-camera. Now, high tech 
video switchers, cameras and VCRs have been ordered to bring the 
program up-to-date. 

"We are better off now that we are getting our own equip- 
ment," Hayes says. "The MRC has their own obligations, but they've 
been a lot of help." 

Assistant TV producer Eric Lynn says it's about time. "It 
was tough to work 
around MRC's schedule. Now we can edit at any given time." 

The interest in the radio program saw growth after the first 
semester it was on the air. Its enrollment doubled. The programming 
schedule was even changed from three-hour blocks to two hours to 
allow room for more D.J.s. 

Both stations are operated by students. Like any other stu- 
dent publication, it has someone who is in charge. The station man- 
ager at 88.1 FM is Tom McClendon, who ensures that things run 
smoothly. McClendon, who calls himself a "Nontrad," also serves as 
parent to the rest of the radio bunch. 

"The administrative stuff is really my job. But obviously, 
the kids do what I say, because I'm a little older. Plus I do a lot of 
things in music, they think that's pretty cool," McClendon says. 

Leadership can take the program a long way, but the techni- 
cal side must comply as well.The license for the radio station is still 
hanging in Washington D.C. and not all the audio and video equip- 
ment has arrived. But at least a good foundation is set and the pro- 
gram is finally on its feet. 

"It's come a long way. But it hasn't come far enough. We 
should be licensed and on the air rockin by now, and its 
not happening," McClendon says. 


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metro viewing area. The program gives students practical broadcast 
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words by Dawn Spencer 




Are You Naked? 

Wanted: people of all sizes and shapes to shed their 
clothes willingly in front of small groups of people, while 
retaining their dignity. The job pays $7.50 an hour and all 
interested parties should contact life drawing insniictor John 
Oehm at 322-3171. 

Sound familiar? Probably not, considering it doesn't 
pay as well as a strip joint, but if you read closely, it says, "yet 
while retaining a person's dignity." How could that be correct? 
It's easy according to Kareem Scott, a nude model and Butler 

"It's not hard. I'm confident in my body. I'm not losing 
my dignity because they are doing it for an art fonn. They are not 
staring at my genitals, they are concentrating on my muscle 
definition and the fonn of my body, it's nothing sexual," Kareem 

One student thinks Kareem is 
brave. "I think it would take a lot of guts to 
get up there naked." And a lot of guts he has. 
Not many people have the courage to be half 
dressed in front of a class, much less 
completely naked, and seemingly vulnerable 
for an extended amount of time. 

Kareem says having strong family 
ties has helped him be more confident in 
himself and everything he does. Being a 
male stripper has also helped him to endure 
the sometimes embarrassing moments that 
life drawing models might feel on their first 
day on the job. Kareem found out about this 
opportunity last year, but was unable to 
participate in the class. When he found out 
there was a need for a nude model this year 
he jumped at the chance, and ended up being the only body for 
the class. 

Walking into the drawing studio, one might say that it 
looked like a bad seduction scene in a low-budget film, with the 
slow music and soft lighting. But while many people may think 
atmosphere has nothing to do with the ability to draw, it does. 
The atmosphere plays a big part in an artist's concentration and 
ability to see the human figure in a new light. Do you think you 
could draw a serene landscape if Nine Inch Nails was blaring in 
the background? I think not. 

Models look considerably different in their structure, 
and pose, some are heavier than others, some look stiffer and 
some are more natural looking than others. The current model, 
Kareem, though, has a great deal of tone and muscle definition 
visible. The worst thing about some models is not being able to 
see their bone structure at all. Kareem doesn't have to worry 
about the students scrutinizing and examining him too closely, 
however, for there is not more to see than what meets the eye. 
Let's just say that the word cellulite is not a factor. He is more 
than comfortable with his muscular, fit body. 

"I dance, and my whole family dances; I'm not 
ashamed of my body so I figured why not get paid for doing 
something I love. But I don't think of modeling in a sexual way, 
it's an art form in it's own right." 

Not many people are aware of the unique life drawing 
class that is offered here. 

"There is a life drawing class at every college with an 
accredited art department," instructor John Oehm says. "We are 
not the only college, so it's not an unusual class." Yet a small 
class size seems to suggest that it may not be widely known on 
campus. There are only eight people enrolled in life drawing 
class this semester. 

"I thought there would be more people in the class, but 
with a small class I feel comfortable," Kareem says. 

Oehm says the instructor presumes that when a student 
enters the class for the first time they know nothing about life 
drawing, so having such a small class actually helps the instruc- 
tor to give each student more attention so that they may grow and 
learn how to become a better artist. 

Sitting nude in a room full of your peers, 
being scrutinized by their eyes and their 
drawings, can lead some people to wonder if 
it is an awkward situation to be in. 

"My first time that I had to get up in front of 
the class I wasn't nervous. Before the class I 
met John, he shook my hand and made me 
feel very comfortable. The first day that I had 
to model I met the students and they all started 
asking me if I was nervous, and I said no. I 
just got up there and took off my robe and 
they started drawing me," Kareem says. "The 
hardest thing about being a model is keeping 
my poses for a long time, or having to get into 
my own poses fast and sometimes I run out of 
poses. I try to keep it interesting by using my 
robe and abnost anything in the room." 
Many students who take life drawing are art majors 
and classify it as essential to, as Oehm says, "eliminate many 
erroneous preconceptions" about the task of drawing the human 

"It's learning how to look at tilings, more than 

Oehm says. "We don't worry about success, we don't 
worry about whether the drawing looks good; the last thing 
I want them to do is care what their drawing looks like. 
The whole purpose of the drawing is to try to see the 
figure better." 

To be a model many people think of the Playboy 
type of body with a minimal amount of fat and maximum 
amount of curves. According to Oehm, though, that is not 
the case for his Life Drawing class. 

"Certainly I'm not looking for someone with an 
ideal physique although my current model (Kareem) 
comes pretty close," Oehm says. "But it's easier to say 
what the worst thing about a model is and that is someone 
who has just enough fat on their body that everything is 
hidden. Some female models especially have just enough 
fat on their body to be kind of what our cultural ideal is, 
you know like the Playboy centerfold type of model. But 
I'd rather see someone who is heavy, very muscular or 

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Finding the Choice Cuts 

Man's Beasts Judged by the Gods of Livestock 

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There comes a day when 
everyone will be judged 
by the gods. Well, some 
livestock will be judged the gods 
as well, by Butler's livestock judg- 
ing team, the gods of livestock 
judging. The Butler County live- 
stock judging team has shown its 
dominance again this year by con- 
sistently placing high at national 

Coached by Blake 
Flanders, the team judges cattle, 
swine, sheep, and occasionally 
horses. "We judge the future car- 
cass potential. By judging market 
livestock, we look to produce a high 
quality carcass that will end up on 
someone's table someday," says 
Butler livestock judge Eric Kinsley. 
The judging team com- 
petes in shows across the country. 

U n r i e n 

otos by Justin Hayworth 

"The three most important shows are 
at Denver, Kansas City, and Louis- 
ville, " Flanders points out. The live- 
stock judging team does not receive an 
overall ranking like many other sports. 
"But if you took all three of those con- 
tests, we would be the highest," said 
Flanders. Overall, Butler ranked first 
at Louisville, second at Denver, and 
fourth at Kansas City. 

"Before a contest you really 
have to stay focused. The competitions 
sometimes last eight to 10 hours, and 
with one mistake, you are out of the 
top 10, said Kinglsey. " 

The judges first judge the 
livestock based on market class and 
breeding capabilites. "In the market 
class, you look to produce a high qual- 
ity carcus that will end up on somones 
table someday," said Kingsley. "In 

cattle, you want a lot of fat because it 
makes the meat higher quality and 
juicer." Swine and sheep, on the other 
hand, should be very lean and free of 
fat. Livestock are also judged for their 
breeding capabilities. When judging 
livestock for breeding capabilities, 
judges look for "lots of guts and a big 
rib cage," said Kinsley. The goal is to 
get an estimate on the animals poten- 
tial to reproduce for the future of the 
herd. The livestock judgers give the 
animals a score based on several 
classes. After the livestock are judged, 
the competitors must give a speech 
approximately two minutes long to de- 
fend their judging of the livestock. 
Then the livestock judges place the 
animals and give their reasons speech, 
they are judged based on their placing, 
and their ability to defend their place- 
ment of the animals in their speech. 


Livestock . The Grizzy 


on z 

words & photos by Justin Hayworth 
Design by Vanessa Whiteside 

The start of this year's basketball 
season at Butler would start to answer fans' 
questions about the future of Butler bas- 
ketball after the Randy Smithson Era. For 
many fans the season started with uncer- 
tainty. Could new head coach Steve Eck 
work magic with the Butler team like he 
had for 10 years with Wichita South High 
School? Could Eck continue where 
Smithson left off and make last year's third 
place NJCAA team this year's NJCAA na- 
tional champion? No one knew how Eck's 
inaugural season would work out. 

Fans quickly saw that not much 
had changed from teams they had watched 
in the past. Eck was holding his own as he 
led the Grizzlies to a 16-0 start and the 
nation's number one ranking. The number 
one ranking was the first ever for Butler's 
men's basketball team, Eck said. Doubt 
subsided in fans and the only questions left 
in their minds now were: Could Eck and 
his team complete the season undefeated? 
And more importantly, could the Grizzlies 
finally capture the elusive national cham- 


pionship that had so narrowly escaped them 
in the past few years? 

As the season continued and Eck re- 

Mathew Watts' face shows the loss to Hutch at 
Levitt Arena during the Region VI Tournament. 

mained undefeated, fans packed the Power 
Plant for home games to catch a glimpse of 
the nation's top ranked NJCAA team. All 
was well in El Dorado. 

The Grizzlies lost their first game 
to Barton County Community College, 67 
to 63 at Barton. After that loss the Grizzlies 
fell from the number one ranking after a 
month and a half in the top spot. The Griz- 
zlies' first loss brought fans back to reality, 
but didn't stop the fans' support at home 
games. The Grizzlies finished the regular 
season in second place of the Jayhawk West 
conference with a 12-4 record. The Griz- 
zlies' four losses all came on the road to 
Barton, Dodge City, Cloud County, and 
Garden City. 

The Grizzlies started the Region 
VI tournament with the third seed and a 
home game against Fort Scott, which they 
won 97-68, advancing them to the quarter- 
finals at Henry Levitt Arena, where they 
faced the number six seed Coffeyville Red 
Raiders. The Grizzlies were victorious 80- 

69, and moved on into the semi-finals to 

(cont. on pg 26) 

s B.Ball . the Grizzly 


Robert Lolar Wichita 
freshman slams the ball 
against Coffyville in the 
quarter-finals in the 
Region VI Tournament. 

Tyson Tindall passes 

the ball during the 

winning game against 

Hutch at the Power 


(below) Head coach Steve Eck 

points to his players, giving 

them instructions on where to 

be on defense. 

(b.ball cont.) 

play the number two seed Independence. 

Against Independence the Grizzlies jumped 
out to a commanding 34-27 half-time lead, 
and they never looked back, defeating Pi- 
rates 78-60. This win sent the Grizzlies to 
the finals, where they would face the 
Hutchinson Blue Dragons, for the third time 
this season. In their first two meeting the 
Grizzlies handed the Blue Dragons com- 
manding losses, 75-47 at the Power Plant 
and 9 1 -76 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. 
The previous two meetings didn't matter 
at the time, it was a matter of who wins in 
the final game. The winner goes to 
Hutchinson for the NJC A A National Tour- 
nament, and the loser goes home and be- 
gins to prepare for next year. 

According to Eck, beating a team 
three times in the same season is hard to do. 
Eck was right. The Grizzlies lost the opening 
tip off and fell behind 2-0. They quickly 
stormed back and took the lead 6-2, which 
would be the Grizzlies' largest lead of the 
night. Hutchinson then regained the lead with 
two three pointers, making the score 12-11. 
After that the Grizzlies would get no closer 
than one point the rest of the game, and ended 
up losing 66-56. 

The Grizzlies' season had ended. 
Their final record stood at 30-5. Though many 
fans felt initial disappointment, Eck and the 
Grizzlies have shown fans all year long that 
they will put up a fight and refuse to lose eas- 
ily. Despite the season ending before the Griz- 


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B.Ball . The Grizzly 




zlies had a chance to accomplish everything 
they wanted to, they were able to accomplish 
a few major things: like the basketball team's 
first ever number one national ranking, and 
posting a perfect record in front of the home 
crowds at the Power Plant. All-in-all the Griz- 
zlies had a great season and will in all likeli- 
hood do just as well, if not better, next 


(inside left) Cedric 
McGinnis goes up 
for a shot over Red 
Raider defenders in 
the Grizzlies 
quarterfinal game 
of the Region VI 



goes to block 
an Allen 


B.Bali . The Grizzly. 

Chemistry teacher Gary Holmes plants 
pansies at Botanica in Wichita for his 
Intro to Horticuture class. Much of the 
manual labor done at "the Wichita Gardens" 
is by volunteers. 
Photos by Jeff Cooper 




words by Stephanie Ross photos by Jeff Cooper 
design by Vanessa Whiteside 


What is the best thing about spring? The nice 
weather. The kids playing outside. The 

The flowers and gardens growing and every- 
one is having fun. 

This spring, all of this can be seen happening 
near the EduCare Center. With gardening growing to 
be one of the largest hobbies in America, Butler has 
designed a number of classes to help teach these skills. 

As part of a new class offered by the horti- 
culture department, instructor Pat Owen is leading her 
class and the EduCare kids in a gardening class called 
the Children's Garden. 

Where do the kids come in? Well, they are 
responsible for the planting of the seeds. With the help 
of the Butler students, of course. 

A mini-grant helped pay for supplies to use 
in the garden. Local stores donated seeds to be used 
in the garden. The college gave the class a small plot 
of land in the circle drive of the EduCare Center for 
the Children's Garden. 

"I hope everyone will be able to do a better 

(inside) Hort instructor Pat Owen discusses the 
rock garden at Botanica in Wichita, 
(above) Jamie Winningham, Eric Carlson, and 
Aimee Harris from the EducareCenter plant 
tomato seeds in the Children's Gardening class. 
Photos by Jeff Cooper 

erybody wan 


e process. 


job at gardening," Owen says when speaking 
about her expectations for the class. 

The only downfall to this class is at the 
end of the semester. 

"At the beginning of summer, we have 
to tear down the garden to make it ready for 
next semester, so we can start all over," Owen 

In addition to the children's garden 
class, Butler also offers Introduction to Horti- 
culture, a class designed to help teach garden- 
ing and landscaping. Spring Gardening, a one 
hour credit course offered for three Saturdays 
in Andover, differs with the group of students 
in the class. 

"I had to change my class syllabus 
around because I had planned to do vegetables 
and the class wanted to do flowers," Owen says. 

Next semester there will be a class 
called Woodies. This class will focus on trees 
and shrubs. 

Hort . The Grizzly 




words and design by Vanessa Whiteside 

fter tirelessly scanning 
cracked and yellowed Butler year- 
books in the library... this reporter 
has deduced one thing. In the ear- 
lier years of this fine institution, 
not a student nor faculty member 
justly honored the spirit of But- 
ler with a mascot until finally 
pitching the worn out and dusty 
old teddy bear that originally rep- 
resented it. Yes, they really used 
a raggedy sorry excuse for a 
stuffed animal as a symbol of But- 
ler pride until September 1927. 

Without a mascot, the 
king of athletic spirit and anima- 
tion, there is something lacking 
from weekly campus sporting 
events. A kind of enthusiasm is 
gone or perhaps never missed by 

Ah, the Butler mascot... the 
Grizzly bear bouncing around bas- 
ketball courts and making guests ap- 
pearances just isn't as visual as it 
once was. Perhaps it's because 
student(s) accepting the 
cheerleading scholarship to dance 
around in the costume find it diffi- 
cult to adhere to the persona. You 
think someome would take advan- 
tage of more or less a full ride to this 
fine institution. 

Fortunately, there was one 
outstanding and talented student 
who had what art instructor Lynn 
Havel refers to as the "inner drive." 
In 1986 Ken Snyder, a sophomore 
majoring in art and welding, decided 

to pay the highest tribute to the 
mascot by constructing a nine-foot 
version out of metal. For days the 
sculpture sat without a proper 
home because of administrative 
controversy as to where the piece 
of artwork should be placed. After 
much decision, Snyder's work was 
planted outside the 200 Building, 
where it sits today completely 
rusted but still bearing the hard 
work of one student. 

Two years later it ap- 
peared in the guise of the yearbook 

staff's "Grizz Lee MacKenzie." 
But as of today, BCCC's mascot 
remains virtually unnamed and 
vaguely honored as it did in its 
proudest day, when students felt 
it necessary to sculpt larger than 
life versions of the beast for all 
campus goers to see. 

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he band played on and the sweet sounds of 
youth and the night air blend to form an inseparable 
bond, and a weekend is born. For the nearly 1,000 
students who live in El Dorado and the surrounding 
area, weekend life is filled with an endless sea of pos- 

But the weekend 
doesn't just begin on Fri- 
day, it begins on Thursday 
and the festivities don't end 
until the sun goes down on 
Sunday night. From Empo- 
ria to Wichita, and every- 
where in between, students 
find ways to have fun, even 
if that means making some- 
thing out of nothing. 

'There is not a whole lot to do in El Dorado, 
so usually I just sit around with my roommates and 
play cards and talk about our lives. But every once in 
awhile we get together and throw a big party for the 
Butler crew. It is a lot of fun and a great break from 
the normal rigors of the week. We can just forget about 
school, work, and paying the bills and have fun," says 
Wichita sophomore Lisa Urenda. 

While many students are able to get away from 
the normal grind of jobs and school, some find that an abun- 
dance of time is something that they do not have. 

"I wish I had a lot of free time, but the truth is that 
I am always having to work. When I finally get off, half 
the night is gone so it is important that I live it up when I 

can, and that is exactly what I do. 
In fact, sometimes I enjoy myself 
a little bit too much and it has been 
known to get me into some inter- 
esting situations," says El Dorado 
sophomore Karrie Eberle. 

For some the party scene in El 
Dorado gets old and so the migra- 
tion northward begins, and every 
city from Manhattan to Emporia 
to Lawrence feel the effect of 
small town living. 

"I have a lot of fun here in El Dorado when my 
friends and I go out and rock the town, but sometimes you 
just need a break from the same old same old. That is why 
every once in awhile we head up to K-State and check out 
the Aggieville scene to experience what a real college town 
is like," says El Dorado freshman Amanda Cushman. 

Still other students find music is the perfect rem- 

Nightlife . the Grizzly 


words by Ryan Wright 
photos by Jeff Cooper 

(above) Making the trek down Main 
Street is a common occurrence for 
Butler students in their quest for the 
ultimate night spot. 
Photo by Jeff Cooper 

(left) Wanning the hearts of drivers on an otherwise 
frigid April night , Carrie Eberly attends to her 
nightly "hop" duties at Sonic. 
Photo by Jeff Cooper 

Nightlife . the Grizzly 


(cent, from pg 34) 

edy to an otherwise mundane Friday night. But whether they head up to the Granada in Lawrence 
to see Frogpond live in concert or make the short jaunt to Wichita to see OThil, students are 
led by a higher calling of sweet melodic rhythms that seem to float along the Turnpike, calling 
to them. 

"I enjoy listening to the different bands play and a couple months ago we were sup- 
posed to drive to Wichita and see OThil in concert, but we had to wait on one of our friends. 
She ended up not showing until really late and by the time we actually got in the door, OThil 
was already done playing and we couldn't get in to the band that was playing so we just left 
and went to Denny's," says Winfield sophomore Erin Owen. 

From music to parties to drunken war stories, students find a way to pass the time and 
live each minute to the fullest even if they can't remember them when they wake-up. What we 
do know is that while on the surface we are all connected by the common junior college. What 
is seen at a closer look, are the ties that bind us together and allow us to be junior to no one. It 
is these ties that forge the memories that are ingrained into each of us. 

"El Dorado night life is about living for the moment and sharing a bond that can be 
seconded by nothing; it is the bond of youth and living and being free to experience without 
rules or consequences, if only for a moment," says Urenda. 

Nightlife . the Grizzly 

(above) Imaginative students Erin Owen, Jimmie 
Taylor and Angie Scheffel dress up as "The Brady's" 
to see the Brady Sequel at the Warren Theater 
in Wichita. Courtesy photo 

(left) Leaving El Dorado to go to 
concerts in Lawrence, Wichita and 
Kansas City have always been an escape 
from this oil refinery town. 
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>Om^ It's truc.w hat you're seeing /s a marijuana 
leaf gracing the pages of a Butler publication. 
Whether you're a member of this institution's ever 
so popular administration or just your average com- 
muting student, that marijuana leaf stirred your 
senses. Good. 

The following doesn't contain encouraging 
words to promote smoking the plant for its euphoric 
qualities but rather to understand the multiple uses 
of hemp as an environmentally friendly resource. 
WARNING: This story was written for people with 
open minds. ..ideally for the last of the surviving "free 
thinkers" on this campus. 

First and foremost, hemp is a strain of the 
Cannabis Sativa L. plant that can't be comfortably 
smoked for psychedelic purposes. With the regulated 
percent of THC (the element of euphoria found in 
marijuana) at about .3 percent, as opposed to 2 per- 
cent in most forms of smoke-able pot, only an idiot 
would permanently wreck their lungs while attempt- 

ing to smoke the extremely coarse plant to get high. 

Growing Cannabis Sativa is nothing new to for- 
eign nations or even early Americans for the production 
of over 25,000 fibrous goods. For example, hemp made 
Kentucky what it is today. Hemp was the state's largest 
cash crop before 1915. The state's climate was ideal for 
cultivation of the green plant, the soil high quality and the 
rainfall and sunshine proved reliable and abundant. 

According to the March issue of Hemp Times 
magazine, Andy Graves, fifth generation hemp cultivator 
in a long lasting family tradition in Kentucky, agrees with 
70 percent of the state's population to lift the ban on in- 
dustrial hemp. 

"I really wish it (hemp) didn't have this stigma. I 
wish we could just look at it and say 'Here's the vehicle to 
help the environment and save the trees. Let's use it! ' rather 
than getting side tracked with an issue that doesn't apply." 
said Graves. "One's an agricultural plant the other's horti- 

Despite the government's attempt at surpressing 

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irs from cultivation, many continue to push the legislature to 
ize Cannabis Sativa. These individuals understand the plant's 
dant possibilities. 

Every element of the plant from the tip of the leaves to 
uried roots benefits the earth. The earliest use of hemp dates 
to 4500 BC when the Chinese were developing a modest pa- 
ndustry from hemp scrolls. For each ton of hemp used 12 
re trees can be saved. Other functional uses of hemp include 
gents, erosion control agents, varnishes, paints, fabrics, 
)ads and countless others. But the boundless advantages need 
op there. The leafy plant can help promote a healthy immune 
m with its nutritional qualities. Seeds, stalks, flowers and oils 
mp produce essential fatty acids which encourage the body's 
iced physical state. (The seed's uses go beyond making "pot 
nies" on a Saturday night amongst deadhead friends in a feeble 
ipt at euphoria.) 

Longtime advocates for the cultivation of hemp and 
ist narrow minded legislative bodies have been working to 
id it past the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, associating hemp 
criminately with its cousin marijuana. Actor Woody Harrelson 

was arrested in Kentucky last June for planting three hemp seeds 
"in an attempt to demonstrate the difference between industrial hemp 
and marijuana." 

The urge for freedom to farm is also felt by Chris Conrad, 
author of "Hemp: Lifetime to the Future." 

"Growing Cannabis is a political statement against big 
government... refusing to bow to arbitrary oppression and thus re- 
sist tyranny." 

So, what benefits can the great American farmer reek from 
such a earthy plant? New hemp crops will benefit fanners in two 
ways: 1.) by increasing income and land values 2.) by providing 
economic development throughout the establishment of process- 
ing plants. 

Enough with the economic babble. ..face the facts. Hemp 
is one of the most reliable and renewable sources for all fibrous 
products. Perhaps we still can turn the tables on current farming 
methods and look at the scribbled notes of our fore fathers, such as 
Thomas Jefferson, who knew respected the beneficial elements of 
the liitle green plant and was able to foresee its possibilities. 

"It is vastly desireable to be getting under way with our 
domestic cultivation and manufacture of hemp." 

Did you know that each ton of hemp used will save 12 mature trees? 

Cannabis Sativa 

$,000 BC. Civilization, agriculture and hemp textile industries begin 
in Europe and Asia simultaneously. 

500. Buddha survives by eating hemp seed. 

100 BC. Chinese make paper with hemp and mulberry. 

1 63 1 Hemp used as currency throughout American colonies. 

1776 Declaration of Independence drafted on hemp paper. 

1937 Marijuana Tax Act forbids hemp farming in the United States. 

1 994 Canadian government permits hemp farming in Ontario province. 

Genesis 1: 11-12 

And God said, "Let 

the earth bring 

forth grass, the 

herb yielding seed, 

and the fruit tree 

yielding fruit after 

his kind, whose 

seed is in itself, 

upon the earth: 

and it was so. 

And the earth 

brought forth grass, 

and herb yielding 

seed, after his kind 

and the tree yielding 

fruit, whose seed 

was in itself, after 

his kind: and God 

saw that 

it was good. 

"How much more 


does the 

government need 

that hemp creates 


and soothes the 


-Michelle Phillips, actress. 


lternative is what people began calling modern rock 
when they discovered it was there. Grunge is the 
style of guitar-obsessed alternative rock made fash- 
ionable by flannel-clad lumberjacks from the north- 
west. Grunge has been beaten to a bloody pulp by no- 
talent clone bands recycling the same sloppy power- 
chords and angst-ridden lyrics. Grunge is dead. Long 
live modern rock. But, what is the next alternative? 
The two most obvious candidates for the title "Next 
Big Thing" are Techno and Ska music. Techno is a 
general term encompassing all types of electronic 
music, from industrial to neo-disco, to ambient. Elec- 
tronic music relies heavily on pulsating, synthesizer- 
driven sound samples, hip-hop-like beats, and a punk 
attitude. Ska music is more traditional, having its roots 
in reggae and punk and varying mostly in its balance 
between these two influences. It is characterized by a 
more laid back reggae attitude, contrasted with some 
up-tempo punk rhythms with horns and peppy, up- 
stroked guitar chords thrown into the mix. 

Neither Techno or Ska are new types of music. 
Techno was the subject of experiments done by pro- 
gressive art-rockers like Brian Eno and Kraftwerk in 
the 70's and Technotronic and others in the 80's. Like- 
wise, Ska has been around nearly as long as its influ- 
ences. Bob Marley plus The Sex Pistols equals Ska. 
And, while neither type of music is new to the indus- 
try, it is new to the mainstream audience. Techno and 
Ska are not fresh, but are a refreshing alternative to 
the stale fare served up by modern rock music, with 
Southern rock and heavy metal influences. 
. Techno 's more recent proponents include acts like 
Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers. But, even more 
traditional performers like U2, Smashing Pumpkii 
and even Eric Clapton, are exploring music created 
with electronic sounds. Now in its third wave of popu- 
larity, Ska, of a very watered down variety, is heard 
on some tracks by No Doubt, and from bands like 
Goldfmger, but true Ska's only mainstream champi- 
ons at the moment are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. 
If the showdown for mainstream audience accep- 
tance is between these two styles of music, which will 
be the victor? Techno music is far more versatile than 
Ska music. It inherently has a wider range of sounds 
and influences and more room for progression as the 
technology involved only gets better. However, much 
electronic music has no face. Audiences appreciate 

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Winfield, Southwestern College Ska 
band O'Phil adds upbeat dance music 
with a reggae root to The Bohemian Bean 
in Wichita. Most of the band members 
met while in high school. 
Photos by Jeff Cooper 

(cont. from pg 1 8) 

being able to associate particular people 
to certain elements in a band. They are 
more comfortable with labels like bass 
player and drummer than programmer. 
And, Techno bands often have only one 
or two people in them, hardly defining a 
band in the traditional sense. Ska music, 
on the other hand, is more accessible, as it 
involves familiar sounds and arrangements 
as well as the use of actual musicians play- 
ing actual instruments. 

If I had to place my money on one style 
of music over the other, I would go with 
techno. But, since ska can be made by 
computer geeks with keyboards and sam- 
plers just as easily as by ten musicians with 
guitars, drums, and horns, there is prob- 
ably room in the world for both. 

"Flannel girl" crowd surfs above 

heads at an O'Phi /Huckleberry/ 

Room Full of Walters concert at the 

Cotillion in Wichita. 

Ska dancers groove to the rhythmsof 

O'Phil at the Bohemian Bean Cafe in 

Wichita. Through the cigarette smoke 

and coffee steam ska groupies can be 

spotted often wearing checked 

clothing, suit and tie and anything 


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See Prodigy. 

,;UfjjlMfr\ - : ' '/dl^- 


chillin' at 1 50 bpm. See 

Goldie or photek. 



The music of fright; the 

Jaws theme with a 

jungle beat. See Doc 

Scott or Ed Rush. 


the music of 
submersion. See the 
grungy toilet scene in 
Trainspotting and The 
Future Sound of 


Gentrified drum 'n' bass. 
See Everything but the Girl. 




info courtesy of March '97 Details 

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Footprints in Salt Creek, Death 
Valley National Park in Califon 
Photo by Jeff Cooper 

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(cont. from pg 21 ) 

Over the 
years Oehm has 
noticed more discom- 
fort with his students 
having to draw male 
models than with 
female models. 

"Our culture 
and our society is a 
little less comfortable 
with the male genitalia 
than they are with the 
female body. Even in 
male strip clubs men 
are covered a little bit 
usually,... you know 
with like the 
Chippendales, or that 
crap," Oehm says. 
"Women are more 
comfortable with 
female models and 
males are more 
comfortable with 
female models because 
of this double standard 
in society." 

According to 
one female student 
enrolled in the class 
there was a moment of 
awkwardness at first, 
"but the class just kind 
of made light of the 
subject to get everyone 
comfortable with the 

If you're 
thinking of taking this 
class and are worried 
your face will turn a 
dozen shades of red, 
don't worry you're not 
alone. The first time 
many students enter 
this course they find 
themselves a little 
embarrassed at first but 
it soon wears off. 

Take it from 
me. You will get over 
it. I did... partially. 

Drawing by Jack Baumgartner 

Dawn Spencer . Production 

Justin Hayworth . Photographer 

Dave Kratzer . Grizzly Advisor 

Jeff Cooper . Editor 

Staff Photos . the Grizzly 

Paul Bethel . Circulation 

Brandon Unrein . Writer 

Ryan Wright . Managing Editor 
(Bob Dole . My Hero) 

Tim Donnelley .MAC Daddy 

Nick Garner . Writer 

Vanessa Whiteside . Production 

Stephanie Ross . Writer 


Staff Photos . the Grizzly 


Jerome, Arizona. Photo by Jeff Cooper 



"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make 
violent revolution inevitable." 

— John F. Kennedy